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Aviation Administration & Management FAQ

  • What do aviation administration and management professionals do?
    Administrative and management professionals may serve in a wide variety of capacities in the aviation industry.  
    At an airline, this might include positions in flight operations and dispatching, records management, crew scheduling, network planning, compliance, and many others.  
    At an airport, professionals in this field work as coordinators and facilitators to ensure that the airport may be used safely.  This can include everything from coordinating snow removal to publishing Notices to Airmen (AKA 'NOTAMs') that provide pilots with important information related to non-normal airport conditions or operations.   
    There are also administrative positions available with regulatory bodies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
  • Why get a degree in Aviation Administration or Management?
    Students in this program have a variety of different backgrounds, experiences and goals.  
    Those who come to the program with prior aviation experience often use the degree to gain access to advancement opportunities within their profession.  
    Other students without prior experience use the degree to develop aviation and business acumen in preparation for administrative and operational positions at airlines or airports.
    Students are encouraged to work with their advisor to choose courses that focus toward the position(s) they are most interested in.  For example, students may choose to take elective courses that lead to an air traffic control minor or an aircraft dispatcher certification.
  • What kind of courses are included in this program?
    Each program includes courses that are specific to aviation, as well as courses in accounting and business administration. 
    The AAS in Aviation Administration gives students exposure to basic business administration and accounting, and features courses that introduce students to aviation law, administration, safety, and operations for airlines and airports. 
    The BSAT in Aviation Management goes beyond introductory courses in both aviation and business administration, and gives students an opportunity to study topics such as human factors, aviation security, economics, and globalization in business.  
    A complete list of classes for each program is available in the UAA catalog:
  • How much does the program cost?  

    Costs for the AAS and the BSAT can be found at the Aviation Program Cost page.